Web Video / Pushing Up Roses


Pushing Up Roses (Sarah Wilson) is a writer/artist/humorist/video producer. Her Website, PushingUpRoses.com was launched during the summer of 2009. She is known for her show, "Let's Play Shortys", which goes up on That Guy With the Glasses and youtube. The show features her playing games that have been either lost into obscurity or mediocrity, and often has a co-host. Co-hosts include Paw Dugan, Pat the NES Punk, Obscurus Lupa, Oancitizen, PeanutButterGamer, Todd in the Shadows, and The Cinema Snob. Since December 2010, she's started her own review series on TGWTG relating to music, called Vinyl Destination.

With Angry Joe's departure from Transmission Awesome (the official podcast of TGWTG), Roses has joined the cast along with Y: Ruler of Time.

On January 1st, 2013, Roses announced her retirement from TGWTG.com; however, she continues to make video game related content. The first is a series called "Second Look", looking at some popular-back-then games and deciding if they warrant a return.She's now part of Retroware.TV and seems to have struck up a new BFF relationship with fellow DOS/PC lover, LGR, of Lazy Game Reviews often appearing in each other streams, and one collaboration video.

This reviewer provides examples of:

  • Man Child: Sarah calls Roses much more childlike and bubbly than herself.
  • Nerd Glasses: Though they're more of a necessity than a fashion statement, due to intense astigmatism.
  • Opposites Attract: While Roses is usually very quirky/borderline morbidly cute ("Corn cob death is my favorite"), her partners, either Paw Dugan or LGR, are often more laid back and the voice of reason.
  • Mr. Exposition: Explains the backstory behind certain scenes in The Monkees' film Head to Paw and Todd.
  • Parody: As her departure video for TGWTG, she created a Behind The Music parody, featuring dramatic acting and writing.
  • Player Tic: During her Let's Play of King Quest VII, she tends to place the crown-shaped cursor over Rosella's head anytime there is a character conversation with no player input.
  • Running Gag:
    • In her videos, she references other adventure games: "THROW CHOP!! THROW CHOP!!" "PUT GEM IN MOUTH!!" She also has a penchant to try to make friends with everyone and anything.
    • Todd in the Shadows becoming less and less of a special guest in every appearance.
    • "It's a bone! It's a bone! It's a bone!"
    • Everything is named Tad. Everything. Even the raptors.
  • Self-Deprecation: Takes some shots at herself in "Behind The Video", particularly when she humorously admits to being complicated.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of her 33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee review, Paw appears to seal her into a Myst trap book...
  • Sophisticated as Hell:
    • oancitizen sings "The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang while the main character in F$#% Quest serenades a girl in a grand opera voice.
    • Her Beavis And Butthead review starts out with her speaking eloquently over Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", while wearing a tiny top hat.
  • That's What She Said: She'll insert these (that's what she said) into her videos every so often. Usually because it IS something that she said.
  • Take That!: Mocks a character's blue eyeshadow, then shows a picture of Kesha also wearing blue eyeshadow.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Has taken up kickboxing during her hiatus from producing videos.
  • Wild Mass Guessing: In-Universe example. She thinks Todd in the Shadows is a 13-year-old girl, in part because this site said he likes iCarly.